I was just wondering if anyone could help me. I have very little family information to go on, but I found my great grandfather Frank Cagley, born in May 1882, in the 1900 Federal Census in the Garfield Township, Plymouth County, IA with his brother Walter, born October 1879, and his mom Mary, born about 1843. The mother's information is tough to read, however.
I think I found them again in the 1885 Iowa Census in Kingsley, Garfield Township, Plymouth County, IA. In that census, though, they seem to have used the spelling Kegley, but all of the other information matches. There are other children as well: Christopher age 18, Clara age 16, Lester age 14, Clarince age 10, and Louis age 8. All of them as well as Walter were born in Chickasaw County according to the census, but I cannot find the father Cagley/Kegely because Mary is listed as a widow in 1885, and I don't know Mary's maiden name. I haven't been able to find them any earlier.
Any information would help. Thanks.